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Fender launch Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster

If you are looking to recreate the Hendrix sound then the launch of the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster should be exciting news.

If you are looking to recreate the Hendrix sound then the launch of the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster should be exciting news.

Fender announce the launch of the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster

Jimi Hendrix was a guitarist who took the guitar to another level exploring fully what the instrument was capable of.   The sound that he managed to pull out of his Stratocaster was truly revolutionary at the time.  However, if, as a guitarist, you are looking to replicate the Hendrix sound it can be difficult to truly capture without doing a bit of work on your guitar set-up.  This is exactly the reason why we were excited to see that Fender has released the new Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster guitar.

A large part of Hendrix’s unique sound can be attributed to his Fender Stratocaster guitars. He took the Stratocaster and flipped it over re-stringing the guitar to accommodate the fact that he played left handed.  The reverse headstock and stringing of the guitar produced a longer string length for the bass string creating a tighter playing feel and allowed easier bending and vibrato on the treble strings.  This created a unique sound which has become synonymous with Jimi Hendrix.

To celebrate this unique set-up Fender has launched the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster a faithful replication of the Hendrix original flipped guitars.

Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster

The Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster is armed with ’65 vintage single coil pickups.

Featuring American Vintage ’65 single coil pickups, which includes a reverse slant bridge pickup, Fender have attempted to faithfully duplicate the Hendrix sonic output. They suggest that the pickup configuration gives a uniquely inspiring tone with tight, warm tones and enhanced upper harmonics and definition.

The 9.5”-radius “C” shaped maple neck with medium jumbo frets offers a flatter playing surface ideal for Hendrix chord work and blistering solos.

Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster

The Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster has a rather stylish shoulders up silhouette of the great man!

The large 70s style headstock sports the great man’s signature on the rear. The neck plate also displays a shoulders up silhouette of Hendrix and bears the engraved inscription “Authentic Hendrix”.

The Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster is available in classic Olympic white or black finish both with chrome hardware and includes a gig bag.

The recommended price for the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster is £689 which is amazing value for a unique guitar but you can currently order through Gear 4 Music for £661. To find out more details about the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster check out the Fender website.

 Jimi Hendrix Strat 3
Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster
BodyAlder
Bridge6 saddle vintage style synchronised tremolo
NeckMaple
Frets21 Medium Jumbo frets
FretboardMaple
Neck ShapeC shape
Scale length25.5" (64.8 cm)
Nut width1.65" (42 mm)
Bridge pickupAmerican Vintage '65 Single Coil Pick-up
Middle pickupAmerican Vintage '65 Single Coil Pick-up
Neck pickupAmerican Vintage '65 Single Coil Pick-up
Pickup switching5 way pick-up selector switch
Controls1 volume and 2 tone control
HardwareVintage style chrome
Recommended retail price£689
If you love this guitarOrder through Gear 4 Music for £661

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